Mary Meadows


Personal and Family Information

Mary was born in Indiana, the daughter of unknown parents. The date is not known.

She has died but the date and place are unknown.

Her husband was John Lewis Shroyer. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their only known child was Charles P. (1844-?).


Place: Indiana


Note 1

1882 History of Nodaway County Missouri, p. 680.
farmer and stock raiser, section 33, post office Hopkins, was born in Mercer County, Illinois, on the 11th day of July, 1844, being the son of John and Mary (Meadows) Shroyer. His father, who was an agriculturist, was a native of Dayton, Ohio, and his mother was born in Indiana. Charles passed his youth on a farm in Mercer County, Illinois, obtaining an education in the common schools of the neighborhood. In January, 1874, he became a resident of Missouri, locating in Nodaway County, where he now owns 260 acres of land, upon which is an excellent barn and a neat, comfortable house. A wind pump supplied the place with water. He is quite largely interested in stock raising, and has graded stock and some thoroughbred sheep. Mr. Shroyer has held the positions of school director and road overseer. He was married March 16, 1866, to Miss L. B. West, a daughter of H. R. West, a native of Kentucky. They have six children: Clara A., born February 8, 1867; Joseph R., born May 7, 1868; Effie, born August 4, 1870; Charles W., born December 18, 1871; Laura, born August 21, 1876, and Sarah A. born February 14, 1878. Mr. Shroyer is a member of the M. E. Church. He is Democratic in politics, and has done his share towards developing the richness of Nodaway County.

Laura might be the one married to Albert Flurea - In 1900 Nodaway County they have Jessie F. 3 and Hazel M. 1.

In 1850 Mercer County, Illinois,  John 38 and Mary 34 Shroyer have John W. 8 , Charles P. 6, Catharine 4, James S. 2, and newborn Harriett.

In 1860 they've added Emma 6 and Raymond, 2.

In 1880 Nodaway County, Missouri, Charles B. is 35, married to Lovina B. 33, Illinois.  They hae Clara A. 14, John R. 13, Effie 10, Charles W. 8,  - all born in Illinois, Laura 3, and Anna, 2, both born in Missouri.

1906 Gladys Shroyer was a new pupil in the third grade in Wray.

1899 Wray "Frank Shroyer is a newly enrolled pupil"

In 1900 Yuma County Charles - born July 1844 in Illinois, has been married 35 years to Lovina, Mar 1858 (probably should be 1848)They have John R., May 1867, Illinois,   and his wife Sella April 1870 Virginia - married five years.

Next household is Charles H. Dec 1872, married four years to Adie, Jan 1875 in Missouri.  They have Lettie April 1897 Illinois and two-month-old boy, born in Colorado

That might be the C.W. Shroyer, proprietor of the City Dray Line in Wray.

The Shroyer House was a "railroad" hotel across the tracks north of the Wray railroad depot. In the 1890s it was known as Owings Hotel. The Charles Shroyer family appear to have acquired it about 1902-1904.

Sometime prior to 1910 the Shroyers sold it to Oscar Shields.
The Shroyer House

     Although not as pretentious as the other Wray hotels, the Shroyer
House, situated north of the depot, is making rapid strides into public
favor.  Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Shroyer took charge of the hotel in December,
and their patronage grew from day to day, until now the house is taxed
to its utmost capacity in caring for its patrons.  Guests are treated
with the utmost courtesy, and no other hotel in Wray surpasses it in the
excellence of its meals.  Mrs. Shroyer is an exceptionally fine cook,
and the culinary department receives her personal supervision.  The fare
is simply delicious and it is served invitingly and characterized by

     Mr. Schroyer is a native of Missouri and he came to Yuma county in
1898, engaging in the cattle business.  Five years ago one of his legs
was amputated at the knee which resulted from a run-away accident.  In
1895 he married, Miss Adah Chamberlain, a charming and accomplished
Missouri lady, and they have three children.  The estimable couple are
highly regarded by all who know them, and their hotel well merits public

In 1905 John W. Shroyer sued Charles P over a note, and land in 1N 44W - 320 aces was to be sold at a Sheriff's sale.

In 1905 the Beecher Island monument arrived "it took three cars to haul it here.  Tom Grant and Pike Shroyer have the contract to haul it over. It required two two-horse teams, one four-horse team, and one six-horse team to take it over.  The Denver marble works men came to put it up."

The Lavina B. Shroyer buried in the Long Branch Cemetery, Nodaway County might be ours - Mar 29, 1847 - May 9, 1908.